[Rd] Ignore Sites Option For libPaths

Gabriel Becker g@bembecker @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Dec 9 02:09:57 CET 2020

Of course you can, but the ability to do something via R code and the
ability to do them by wrapping the invocation of R are not similar terms of
convenience, IMO.

I say that as someone who routinely does both type of thing.


On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 4:07 PM Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd using debian.org> wrote:

> On 8 December 2020 at 23:00, Dario Strbenac wrote:
> | Could .libPaths gain an option to ignore all values other than the
> user-specified new parameter? Currently, it takes the union of new and
> .Library and .Library.site and there is no way to turn it off.
> Are you use? It is constructed from looking at environment variables you
> could set.
>   edd using rob:~$ R_LIBS="/tmp" R_LIBS_SITE="/var" Rscript -e
> 'print(.libPaths())'
>   [1] "/tmp"               "/var"               "/usr/lib/R/library"
>   edd using rob:~$
> Dirk
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